How to Jazz up your geocaching.com profile.
We get many enquiries asking how you can add personal touches to your Public Profile on geocaching.com. Many geocachers like to collect souvenirs, icons or badges showing that they have reached a milestone or found something special. You can add your own text and images and, if you are a Premium member, can even collect virtual badges like the ones below.
The information you wish to display should be written in ‘html’ – ‘Hypertext Markup Language’ and it is not as difficult as you may think to get to grips with.
So here are some useful tips and techniques for adding the html code either manually or automatically generated by the website or app.
First we shall look at adding an image to your profile using a step-by-step tool. Just click this link: geocachingtoolbox.com
If you want to add coloured or fancy fonts, links, tables, lists you should take a look at the ‘HTML code for your cache page’ at Follow-the-Arrow.co.uk and you will soon be an ‘html’ expert!
But how do you go about adding all your geocaching statistics to your profile so everyone can see your achievements? There are a couple of ways to do this and the first to show you is Project-GC
Project-GC can generate your Profile Stats for you and it is FREE! You must allow Project-GC to access your geocaching.com account and then follow the instructions to tailor your stats to suit you. It is by far the easiest method to get your profile showing these fancy stats/maps/badges but it is not 100% accurate and will miss certain types of caches (e.g. Lab caches) and also will ignore duplicate finds on caches that can genuinely be ‘found’ more than once (e.g. Ye Ole Survey Monuments – GC45CC)
Finally, to be in full control of all your geocaching statistics and to give you some of the best tools around take a look at GSAK.
GSAK is the all in one Geocaching and waypoint management tool. Major features include: Multiple databases, sending/receiving waypoints to GPSr, Google maps, conversion to many mapping formats, HTML output, extensive searching, macro support, backup and restore, distance/direction from other waypoints (including caches, locations, post codes) and much more.
Sadly GSAK only runs on the PC, Windows operating system. It uses ‘macros’ to generate the stats and the badges are generated through Badgegen.
GSAK requires some knowledge of databases and has no handy help files like most programs for the PC. However here is a link to a very handy blog-site, written by *geocass*, where you can download a GSAK Beginners Guide. You may also find information on this Facebook page: HOW TO USE GSAK Geocaching Swiss Army Knife